‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ Tops Box Office Charts Again                                  

“ Kung Fu Panda 4 ” topped the North American box office in its second weekend. Sunday studio estimates showed $30 million in ticket sales for the Universal and DreamWorks Animation film.

Since 2008, the Jack Black-voiced franchise has grossed over $1.9 billion at the cinema office and inspired various animated programs, shorts, video games, and a holiday special. The fourth film has grossed $107.7 million domestically at 4,067 North American venues.

Lionsgate's Mark Wahlberg dog movie "Arthur the King," Focus Features' comedic satire "The American Society of Magical Negroes," and A24's Kristen Stewart-led bodybuilding thriller "Love Lies Bleeding" opened in over 1,000 theaters this weekend.

Franchises nevertheless dominated the charts, including "Dune: Part Two," which finished second in its third weekend with $29.1 million. Only 37% less than previous weekend. It earned $205.3 million domestically. 

The first picture, released simultaneously in cinemas and on streaming, grossed $435 million worldwide, while “Part Two” has grossed roughly $500 million.

“The American Society of Magical Negroes” grossed $1.3 million in 1,147 cinemas. According to exit data, 52% of opening weekend attendees were Black. The Kobi Libii-directed film is a satire about a secret Black club that helps whites. David Alan Grier and Justice Smith star.

“When there’s not a newcomer dominating the marketplace, it makes for a rather slow weekend,” said Comscore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian. "Now we're waiting for Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire and Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. That combination should end March well.”

He said: “We’ll need patience until May and ‘The Fall Guy’ and summer movie season. But amazing movies are coming.”

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